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Joseph A.M. Gingerich

Joe Gingerich wearing hat in Kenya.

Joe Gingerich is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Ohio University and a Research Associate at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. His research focuses on hunter-gatherers, stone tool technology, spatial analysis, and human-environmental interactions. He received his BA from Temple University and his PhD from the University of Wyoming. While much of Joe’s work has focused on the human colonization of North America, he broadly examines the adaptive strategies of hunter-gatherers during past climatic changes. His current projects in both North America and in East Africa (Olorgesailie) involve analyzing the spatial patterning of artifacts within archaeological sites to better understand past behaviors and mobility strategies. His research has been funded by the Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic, and the National Science Foundation.

Selected Publications

Gingerich, Joseph A.M. (editor). 2018. In The Eastern Fluted Point Tradition, Volume II. pp. 521. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.

Gingerich, Joseph A.M. and Daniel P. Wagner. 2017. Terminal Pleistocene Depositional Patterns and their Relationship to the Paleoindian Occupation of Drainage Basins in the Middle Atlantic Region, USA. PaleoAmerica 3(4):1-12.

Sholts, Sabrina, Joseph A.M. Gingerich, Dennis Stanford, Stefan Schlager, Sebastian K.T.S. Warmlander. 2017. Tracing social interactions in Pleistocene North America via 3D model analysis of stone tool asymmetry. PLOS ONE, 12(7), p. e0179933.

Gingerich, Joseph A.M. and Dennis Stanford. 2016. Lessons from Ginsberg: An Analysis of Elephant Butchery Tools. Quaternary International.

Gingerich, Joseph A.M., Sabrina Sholts, Sebastian K.T.S. Warmlander, and Dennis Stanford. 2015. Fluted Point Manufacture in Eastern North America: an assessment of form and technology using traditional metrics and 3-D digital morphometrics. World Archaeology 46(1): 101-122.

Gingerich, Joseph A.M. and Nathaniel R. Kitchel. 2015. Early Paleoindian Subsistence Strategies in Eastern North America: A continuation of the Clovis tradition? Or evidence of regional adaptations? In Clovis: Current Perspectives on Technology, Chronology, and Adaptations. The Center for the Study of the First Americans, Texas A&M Press.

Gingerich, Joseph A.M (editor). 2013. In The Eastern Fluted Point Tradition. University of Utah Press. pp. 438.

Miller, D. Shane and Joseph A.M. Gingerich. 2013. Regional Variation in the Terminal Pleistocene and Early Holocene Radiocarbon Record of Eastern North America. Quaternary Research 79(2):175-188.

Gingerich, Joseph A.M. 2011. Down to Seeds and Stones: A New Look at the Subsistence Remains from Shawnee-Minisink. American Antiquity 76(1):127-144.